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“The times, they are a-changin,” belted out singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in the mid 1960s. While Dylan made the words a hum-them-all-day-long habit for many of his fans, those of... Read More
February 22, 2017
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
“[Y]ou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. . . . ‘You shall love your neighbour as... Read More
February 22, 2017
| Deborah Froese
The subject of masks came up in the adult Sunday school class. Not literal ones, but the invisible ones we wear in an attempt to hide that which we don’t want to be seen. I... Read More
February 22, 2017
| Melissa Miller
“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen... Read More
February 22, 2017
| Marlow Gingerich
The king was looking for someone possessing great wisdom to join his council of advisors. So he contacted the elders of the 12 regions of his kingdom and asked them to send their... Read More
February 22, 2017
| Troy Watson
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank and recognize the generosity of the 835 donors, including 45 new ones, to our 2016 spring and fall fundraising drives that brought a... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
For once, I know what I’m giving up for Lent early this year: social media. I’m writing this column the Monday morning following the annual Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Kirsten Hamm-Epp
It has been my experience that the church of Jesus Christ is chock-full of glorious stories of the power and presence of our Lord. It’s also my experience that many of these... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Ryan Jantzi
The tension in the room was palpable. High winds and blizzard conditions outside kept some from attending the Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship meeting in Winnipeg (see “Let him... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
When we as a church agree to help those in need and place our trust in God, we should anticipate unexpected consequences. As we serve, we might make new friends, learn a new skill... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Dan Dyck
I am in my 60s, as are many of my friends. Our parents, if they are living, are in their 80s and 90s, with the accompanying challenges and rewards of that season of life. The... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Melissa Miller
Many of us are familiar with the the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. There are great lessons in this story about grace and forgiveness, but I’ve never heard it used in the... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Mike Strathdee
How does one define wisdom? It’s difficult to put into words. Herman Hesse, in his classic novel, Siddhartha , writes: “Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Troy Watson

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At the end of every year, I get together with a group of friends and we discuss our favourite music that came out in the previous 12 months. As a starting point for the discussion... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Aaron Epp, Young Voices Editor
The timing was tight. I had made it to the airport parking lot and was then shuttled to Terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to catch my flight to Winnipeg for... Read More
January 11, 2017
| David Martin
I wonder what it was like to be on the receiving end of those seven letters to the churches named in Revelation 2 and 3. The words of Jesus to fellowships in present-day western... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Phil Wagler
Frieda Woelk loves to bake. When she gets up in the morning, she thinks, “What can I bake today?” Although she is in her mid-80s and lives in a seniors apartment in the Leamington... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Barb Draper, Editorial Assistant
We eyed each other’s books and wondered who would ask the “Mennonite” question first. Our names, Donita Wiebe-Neufeld and K.V. Doerksen, were emblazoned across our books ( Thirty... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Donita Wiebe-Neufeld, Alberta Correspondent
This year—2017—will bring changes for members of Mennonite Church Canada, a denominational entity to be reconfigured into a proposed structure of five area churches doing the work... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Calvin Quan
One of the sweetest phrases in the Bible, “The Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14), is often heard at Christmas. With joy and gratitude, we celebrate the incarnation... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Melissa Miller
Superhero movies are all the rage. One website says it is the most popular movie genre around. We all want someone to put things right in turbulent times. Even Lego Batman might... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
One of the most overlooked fruits borne in the life of someone who genuinely follows the way of Jesus and lives in the Spirit, is wisdom. If we put into practice what Jesus... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Troy Watson
If ever we needed to hear “Emmanuel” (God with us), it is during this Advent season as we wind up the year 2016. With violence prevailing in war-torn countries, and political... Read More
December 7, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
For the past two months I have been living with post-concussion syndrome after an incident that involved a bear, a rock and the rain. The prognosis for me is very good... Read More
December 7, 2016
| Ken Warkentin

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